Billy Porter of 'Kinky Boots' to release new CD of theater standards in April

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FILE - This Oct. 17, 2013 file photo shows actor-singer Billy Porter at the Empire State Pride Agenda 22nd Annual Fall Dinner in New York. Porter, who plays a drag queen on Broadway in “Kinky Boots,” will be next be doing a little something more traditional _ he’s putting out a CD of musical theater standards. Concord Records will release “Billy’s Back on Broadway” on April 15, 2014, a 10-song album that includes “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “Luck Be A Lady,” “I’ve Gotta Be Me” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)

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By MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Porter, who plays a drag queen on Broadway in "Kinky Boots," will be next be doing a little something more traditional — he's putting out a CD of musical theater standards.

Concord Records will release "Billy's Back on Broadway" on April 15, a 10-song album that includes "Don't Rain On My Parade," ''Luck Be a Lady," ''I've Gotta Be Me" and "Everything's Coming Up Roses."

Porter, the newly crowned Tony winner, will also sing a medley duet with "Kinky Boots" composer Cyndi Lauper of "Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy," made famous by Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland.

The CD's release, which is Porter's third, will also mark his one-year anniversary on Broadway in "Kinky Boots."

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